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on the radio and see on tv is mitt romney came out aggressively and performed well and the. basically avoided -- the president basically avoided any major mistakes. the question is whether they can gain any ground in the polls. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more. >> reporter: good morning. if you all wanted a real nitty gritty debate full of substance, this was it. the candidates used lots of numbers. they were very in the weeds so to speak. i imagine their message was at times almost tough to follow for the average american. they spent the entire 90 minutes focusing on domestic policies. the first 30 minutes were spent entirely on issue number one job creation. >> over the last 30 months we've seen five million jobs in the private sector created. the all toe industry has come roar -- auto industry has come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we still got a lot of work to do. so the question here tonight is not where we've been but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skew towards the
and mitt romney squared off for the third and final time last night. >> the debate at lynn university in boca raton, florida was supposed to focus on foreign policy. chris finish fisher is in our -- kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more on what happened. a lot thought they could veer this toward the economy. did they do that? >> reporter: for the most part the candidates did stick to foreign policy. there was really no clear winner out of the third and final debate although both cbs and cnn instant polls did give president obama a slight edge. but mitt romney, he held his own, no major gaffes, even though the subject matter of this third and final debaipt as you said -- debate as you said foreign policy is widely considered to be his weakest issue. you can see these two candidates were all smiles when they walked out, but no -- make no mistake about it, this was another very heated debate. the most memorable line, the most tweeted line about the night came from the president who attacked his opponent's comments about cuts to the defense budget. >> i think governor romney
. >> thank you, monika. >>> in campaign 2012, president obama and mitt romney went toe to toe in the second presidential debate. this time most men came out swinging. >> and there were contentious exchanges between these two candidates over big issues such as taxes, oil drilling, libya. many, many others. there will be one more final debate next monday in florida. the last debate focusing entirely on foreign policy. >> president obama will be on the campaign trail today. he'll swing in and campaign in the swing states of -- state of ohio. the supreme court sided with democrats and refused to block early voting in ohio on the last weekend before the election. >> mitt romney will spend the day focusing on the state of virginia, also a swing state. he has rallies in chesapeake and leesburg. the leesburg rally will be at the ida lee park. doors open at 4:30. the event begins at 6:30. you do need a tight and you can get -- ticket and you can get them at the victory offices in arlington, loudoun or sterling. you see the addresses right there on your screen for those offices. >> you can of course
on this accident at 5:10. back to you guys. >>> thank you monika. president obama and mitt romney will both campaign in virginia today. the president will be at george mason university this morning, and governor romney will make a stop in abingdon. >> yesterday, both men took time off from campaigning for some comical moments at the al smith dinner. a fundraiser for catholic charities. kristin fisher is live in the satellite center with more. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning. well you know two nights ago, we watched these two men go at it in one of the most heated presidential debates in modern history. but last night they acted almost like it never happened. they were friendly, funny, romney made fun of his stiff public persona and the president poked at his own poor performance during the first debate. the smith dinner has been a good stop ever since world war ii. it's a fancy affair in manhattan and both were wearing white ties and tails something romney said made him quite comfortable. >> it's nice to finally relax and to wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> ever
obama and mitt romney square off in the first of three presidential debates tonight. >> tonight's format will consist of six segments. governor romney and the president spent most of their tuesdays in debate prep. vice president biden said something that got a quick agreement from his opponent. >> how they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that has been buried the last four years. >> they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> the obama campaign responded by saying congressman ryan took the vice president's comments out of context. 50 million people are expected to watch tonight's debate. >>> tonight the presidential debate between president obama and governor romney as we said will focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. mickey writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon says the economy and job creation. and mark asks why we're paying almost $4 a gallon for gas. we here at 9news now in partnership with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" will be keeping track to see if the
. >>> republican mitt romney announce as new stance on immigration on the eve of the first presidential debate. >> next at 5:15, howard has high temperatures ranging from the 80s to the 60s in his seven- day forecast. we'll be right back. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now on this tuesday morning. it's 5:15. before i said howard is going to have temperatures that go to 70s, even 80s. i thought we were in fall now. >> we are in fall but we still get these ups and downs. when we have 80s, we also have 60s in the seven-day forecast as we get into early next week. with nats hosting some playoff games, definitely going to be an october chill in the air. we've got some rain out there. some heavy showers west of d.c. right now. we've got the scattered showers for the bus stop forecast. upper 50s to upper 60s. it's even 70, believe it or not, 70 right now at the patuxent river naval air station. sunrise 7:05. your day planner better chance of showers and even thowndzer this morning than -- thunder this morning than this afternoon. even midday we may be seeing the bulk of the rain north and ea
he is and mitt romney and paul ryan were in west central virginia last night before a crowd of 10,000 in fishersville. romney drummed home his theme about the economy. >> what you didn't hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are going to possibly be better than the last four years. >> whoever it was that was on stage last night, doesn't want to be held accountable for what the real mitt romney's been saying for the last year. >> now the president told supporters in wisconsin he didn't recognize the candidate he was debating wednesday night because so many positions have changed. there could be another momentum shift in a couple of hours when the september jobs report is released. >>> this next story might gross you out a little bit and maybe push the bowl of cheerios away. students in some university of maryland dorm halls are dealing with an infestation of bedbugs, 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live in college park with more on this really gross story. good morning kristin. >> reporter: yeah, it's nasty jessica. but the good news is that so fa
:03. turning our attention to the race for the white house, president owe bam pa and mitt romney are -- obama and mitt romney are spending the day preparing for their second debate. the president is hold up at a resort in williamsburg, virginia. romney is at his boston headquarters. the debate is being held at hofstra university in new york. it will be a town hall format and include questions which come directly from undecided voters. >>> time is running out if you plan on voting in maryland, the district or virginia in the upcoming november election and haven't registered to vote yet. in virginia today is the last day to register. tuesday, tomorrow, that's the deadline in maryland. and in d.c., your only option is to register in person at the election board's headquarters. you will only have until friday, october 19 to do that. for more information on voter registration, go to wusa9.com and look under our campaign 2012 tab. >>> former u.s. senator arlen specter of pennsylvania has died. he was 82 years old. a family member says specter died sunday morning of complications from nonhodgkins ly
rebound while the republicans want to build their recent momentum. polls mitt romney -- polls show mitt romney has a one-point lead in colorado. >> you can watch the debate right here on wusa9 beginning at 9:00 p.m. "u.s.a. today" reporters will blog online about what the candidates say and at wusa9.com, you can participate in that conversation via facebook and twitter. then at 11:00, join derek and anita as they fact check what the candidates say with the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team. >>> there's some very important deadlines coming up if you plan on voting in november's election. you have just a few more days to register to vote. in virginia you have til monday, october 15. october 16, tuesday, is the deadline in maryland. in d.c. the mail-in registration deadline has passed but you can still register in person at the d.c. election board's headquarters. the deadline for that is friday, october 19. for more information on voter registration, go to our week site wusa9.com and look under our campaign 2000 tab -- campaign 2012 tab. >>> it's 5:06. time for the latest your money report
obama and governor romney spent the weekend out of sight. in the meantime their lead supporters fanned out across the sunday talk show. >> the president created this false image of mitt romney. >> this is going to be a very close race. we feel we are even or ahead. >> the election is two weeks from tomorrow. bob scheaffer the host of cbs's face the nation will moderate tonight's final presidential debate. we are your go-to debate station. beginning at 9:00 p.m. on our website we will be live blogging about what the candidates say. we will be fact checking the candidate's statement with usa today. >>> this morning a woman is recovering after being attacked while jogging along the capital crescent trail. 9news now reporter kristen fisher is live in bethesda. >> this suspect is on the loose and the victim still recovering this morning after she was knocked unconscious while jogging. it happened right around dusk, around 7:00 yesterday evening. this woman, just 21 years old had stopped running for just a few seconds to allow some deer to cross the trail. someone knocked her unconscious and
paul ryan making stops in bristol and charlottesville. >> then mitt romney is planning three virginia stops this sunday. he starts in haymarket. with less than two weeks to go before election day, both campaigns are crisscrossing the swing states. tuesday the candidates focused on who has a plan to improve america over the next four years. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the. that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> i've laid out a plan for jobs and middle class security. unlike mitt romney, i'm proud to talk about what's in my plan. >> president obama's campaign will distribute 20-page outlines of his agenda in the battleground state. mitt romney's campaign says his five-point plan can be found on his website. >>> he's been in congress for 20 years but maryland republican rosco bartlet has a new group of constituents who may not vote for him. his sixth district has been radically changed by redistricting giving challenger john delaney a greater chance of upsetting the incumbent. >> kristin fisher is following this. she has more from our s
2012. president obama and mitt romney will both campaign in new york city today. yesterday the candidates focused on women voters. governor romney told supporters in virginia women have been particularly hit hard by the economy. president obama told supporters he doesn't need a binder full of women to find qualified women. and get ready for the million puppet march. more than 1,000 puppeteers and pbs supporters plan to march on the national mall november 3, just three days before the election. the rally is in response to romney's comments during the first debate calling for the elimination of government funding for pbs which airs the popular show "sesame street" featuring that buy, big bird. -- >> guy, big bird. >>> an already tense relationship between japan and the united states is now strained once again after two american service men were arrested for raping a woman in okinawa. both men attacked the japanese woman tuesday morning. gentleman important's defense minister has now lodged complaints against the u.s. government and the military. they are demanding the united
as well. i'll be back with more traffic at 5:30. >>> president obama and governor mitt romney continue going full speed on the campaign trail. election day is now just four weeks away. last night the president had a late night fund-raiser in california. later today he'll be at ohio state university in columbus, ohio. governor romney will be making stops in iowa and ohio. a victory in ohio is expected to make or break a victory in the presidential race. >>> a pivotal race in virginia could determine partisan control of the u.s. senate and the men who want to be the next junior senator from virginia met for debate. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine spent the evening taking shots at each other's past performance as governor. when it came to washington, they agreed on one thing. that they can fix what's wrong with congress. >> frankly, we have a ball and change and that's congress. congress is holding us back. what we need to do is change congress, especially in two ways. we need people who are more fiscally responsible and we need more people who know frankly the basics about
will make stops in bristol and charlottesville. >> then mitt romney is scheduled to arrive in the commonwealth sunday starting with an event in haymarket w. less than two weeks left and early voting under way, the candidates have often tried to hit several swing states each day. but today the republican challenger is going to narrow his focus to ohio. several stops in that state. >> ohio could well be the place that elects the next president of the united states. >> we are pulling an all nighter. no sleep. and if you're not going to sleep, you might as well be in vegas. >> the president also appeared on the tonight show with jay leno as part after blitz across six states on his tour. today one of the president's stops will be in chicago where he will cast his ballot. >>> locally a shake-up in the campaign of long-term congressman jim moran. his son pat has resigned over what ef said in a secretly -- what he said in a secretly recorded video. kristin fisher is in our satellite center with more. who recorded this, kristin? >> reporter: it's very interesting. this video shows
. >> meanwhile republican campaign workers think early voting might benefit their cause instead. mitt romney is scheduled to make three stops in virginia this sunday with the first one being in haymarket. more than seven million people have already cast their vote for president. >>> along the east coast the campaign is taking a bit of a back seat to hurricane sandy. 9news now reporter kristin fisher live at pepco's d.c. headquarters where preparations are under way. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. are you ready for this? it's hard to believe it's almost november and here we are having to deal with hurricane sandy pepco and bge have already activated their emergency plans. bge even issued a statement saying its customers should be prepared for, quote, hundreds of thousands potential outages if the storm does indeed turn in our direction. pepco is already calling out to crews in other states for reinforcement. >> we've activated our teams. contractors are ready and available immediately to help address restoration efforts if we need to do them. >> reporter: pepco and
into downtown. i'll be back with more traffic at 5 08. >>> president obama and mitt romney will square off again in their second presidential debate tonight. president obama acknowledges he didn't farewell in the first debate and he's promised he will not be so lax in tonight's meeting. >> both candidates have taken the last couple of days off the campaign trail. they've been preparing for tonight. the town hall format will feature questions from undecided voters. >>> wusa9 is the place to be tonight for election coverage. join us at 9:00 for the debate. you can also watch wusa9.com. stick around at 11:00 as we talk to the u.s.a. fact checkers about who is telling the truth and who is exaggerating. >>> also, the deadline to vote in virginia has come and gone but if you live in maryland, the deadline to register is today. and for district residents, the mail-in registration deadline is over but you can register in person at the election board's headquarters. you have until friday, the 19th, to do that. for more information on voter registration, go to our website wusa9.com. look under our campaig
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